Making your own lip balm is easy and inexpensive. I love this recipe for lip balm. It is actually edible, so it is safe for your children (over 1). My children are constantly telling me how it is their favorite lip balm and how soft their lips are.
They love it!
I make this lip balm with all organic ingredients. It has about an SPF 4 so it nourishes and protects your lips. Enjoy!
This recipe will fill about 7-8 containers
1/4 cup Organic Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Organic Beeswax
10 drops Organic Vanillla
1 T Raw Honey
1. Grate the Beeswax and put in a glass jar. Place jar in pot with a bit of water.
2. At the same time melt the Coconut Oil.
3. When melted take off the heat.
4. Combine Coconut Oil and Beeswax then add Vanilla and Honey and stir really well.
5. Immediately pour mixture into lip balm containers.
6. Allow to cool completely. Place lids on.
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“Every seed you plant contains within itself an enormous amount of information about the Universe. Through the help of these data the seed knows the exact time, down to the millisecond, when it is to come alive, grow – what juices it is to take from the Earth, how to make use of the rays of the celestial bodies – the Sun, Moon and stars, what it is to grow into, what fruit to bring forth. These fruits are designed to sustain Man’s life. More powerfully and effectively than any manufactured drugs of the present or future, these fruits are capable of counteracting and withstanding any disease of the human body. But to this end the seed must know about the human condition. So that during the maturation process it can satiate its fruit with the right correlation of substances to heal a specific individual of his disease, if indeed he has it or is prone to it.” ~ Anastasia
Spring is HERE and so is the season to plant those seeds for your Organic Garden. With Monsanto taking over the food supply more and more each day it is more important than ever to grow your own food. I have a little secret about planting seeds to make your Organic Garden a Healing Garden too. I learned this secret from a book called Anastasia by Vledmir Megre. I have tried this way of starting my garden many times before and my gardens have always produced an abundant amount of delicious and very nutritious food for my family. Please make sure all seeds are organic!
STEP 1: Hold seeds in your hand, gazing at them as you close your hand. If you are able to put your feet into the ground where they will be planted that is best.
STEP 2: Place seeds in the mouth, under the tongue for at least 9 minutes.
STEP 3: Then place in palms with feet in the ground where they will be planted. Hands in a prayer position, close your eyes and thank the seeds for feeding you with the most nourishing and healing foods possible for your body while mutually thriving.
STEP 4: Now, open hands up towards sun. Lightly blow on the seeds so they know what is within you. Present them to the celestial bodies. The seeds will then know the time of their awakening.
STEP 5: You may plant in the ground now. Don't water the seeds right away so that your saliva does not get washed off. Water seeds 3 days after planting. Each vegetable is connected to the lunar cycle and should be planted accordingly.
P.S. The seeds you choose are very important!! Please choose only Organic, non-hybrid seeds! I have tried many seeds and I find the ones from Heirloom Organics to be consistently the best! You can order them online and they deliver them right to you door!!
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<3 One of my past Organic Gardens <3
Below are some guidelines and information about your garden from Anastasia:
According to Anastasia, the seed is able to take in information about the person who plants it, and then as it grows its fruit it receives from the universe the optimum blend of energies needed for a given Man. The weeds serve another function and should not be rid of completely. Some weeds protect the plant from disease and others give the plant supplemental information. During the time the plants are growing it is crucial to communicate – and meditate with the plant at least once, but preferably more. It is also desirable to meditate and touch the plants during a full moon.
Anastasia says that plants cultivated from seeds germinated and planted in this manner and eaten by the person who has grown them is capable of curing him of “any diseases of the flesh whatsoever but also of significantly retarding the aging process, rescuing him from harmful habits, tremendously increasing his mental abilities and giving him a sense of inner peace.”
The fruits must be eaten no later than three days after harvesting to be most effective.
When the plants are grown like this they will be different from other plants of the same species. They will not only differ in taste but will also be different in their makeup and the substances they contain.
When planting seedlings (trees) it is important to use ones fingers and bare toes to soften the dirt where planting. This is because toxic substances are excreted through the bottoms of the feet containing information about a person and any diseases they suffer from. The seedlings take in this information, which in turn transmits it to the fruit.
Anastasia recommends walking around the garden plot and wherever the seedlings are planted barefoot from time to time.
When asked what kind of plants to cultivate she says to plant the same kind of things that are found in most gardens. One can plant raspberries, currants, gooseberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, wild strawberries, any kind of apple tree, sweet and sour cherries and flowers. It doesn’t matter how many plants there are or how big the garden plot is.
She says there are a few “definites” that need to be planted in order to have a “full energy micro-climate”. There should be at least one sunflower plant and about two square meters of cereal grains such as rye or wheat (for making special bread later), and an “island” of wild growing herbs that grow there naturally and already. If there are no wild plants and weeds growing in the area then you can bring some turf in from the nearby forest.
When asked about planting these (what she called) ‘definites’ (plants that ‘definitely’ need to be in the garden) she responded that it is not just the variety of plants that is important, but also how they are planted. They need to be planted in such a way that they can take in the information they need. The main thing is to infuse the garden with information about yourself. If this is done correctly then the plants will be much more effective at healing. She says that “nature really is not wild, it is just unfamiliar to you – there are a great many plants that can help us cure all – and I mean all – existing diseases. These plants have been designed for that purpose, but Man has lost, or almost lost, the ability to identify them”.
The “chief physician” is our own body. From the beginning it knows what plants and herbs should be used for healing and when they should be used. Our body knows how to eat, drink and breathe and is capable of preventing dis-ease even before any physical signs are present. Nothing can do this better than your own body, for it is your own personal physician given to you by God.
“If you make connections with the plants in your garden-plot, they will take care of you and cure you. They will make the right diagnoses all by themselves and prepare the most effective medicine especially designed for you.” (Anastasia – book one - pp 77-81)
Anastasia tells Vladimir that the society he is living in can learn a lot about communication with plants from the dachniks and their dacha plots. The dachas know every plant personally in their garden. They feel better and act kinder when they are in working in their gardens. They live longer and are healthier. It is the dachniks who can show us the path towards becoming aware of how destructive the technocratic path can be. (Anastasia – book one - pp 73)
Anastasia describes a morning routine where a person wakes up at sunrise, walks barefoot out to the garden and visit your plants. She says to be sure and touch them. They love human contact. This does not have to be done everyday, and not even at the same time, but try to do it as much as possible. It should be done as one feels moved to. One thing that is important is to be sure and not wash or shower before visiting the plants. The plants sense the fragrances of the substances emitted by a persons body through the pores of the skin during the night.
If the morning is warm then find a small grassy patch (very helpful to have nearby) and lie down and stretch out for a few minutes. If some bug or insect crawls on your body don’t chase it away. The bugs can open up the pores causing toxins to be expelled and healing to happen.
If there is a river, lake or pond nearby then wash yourself in it. Or pour water over yourself as you stand barefoot close to the plants and garden, or you can stand in between the beds if possible. It is a good idea to alternate places in the garden where you wash off with water. Do not dry off with a towel. Use your hands and shake the water from your body off onto the garden. After this a person can bathe or shower.
At nighttime it is good to wash your feet with pure water before going to bed. You can use some saltbrush plant or nettles or combine them together, but don’t use any soap or shampoo. Pour the water you have just washed with out on the plants. This will allow toxins to be removed through the pores of the feet and the water that is poured over the garden will give supplemental information to the plants. We must follow this routine as much as possible in order to give the environment a chance to help us heal.
(Anastasia – book one - pp 86-87)
There are heavy metals in the air we breathe, the water that comes out of our faucets and much food that we eat. Heavy metals such as mercury, flouride, aluminum and many more are highly toxics for our bodies. The toxicity results in all kinds of issues such as heart problems, neurological issues, memory loss, depression, anxiety, weight gain and a calcification of our pineal gland or our third eye. Here is a recipe for a juice that will help rid your body of these harmful toxins.
With gratitude ALL ways,
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Have you tried using the commercial egg dying kits? When I tried to use them with my girls, they dyed my hands and the table underneath so badly that I could not get the dye off for hours even with lots of scrubbing. I decided that if this was the reaction, there was no way I would let my precious little ones absorb the toxic dyes into their skin. So, I decided to make my own dyes made from the Earth. It worked spectacularly!
Chop Beets into chunks and place in a pot of water with 2 Tablespoons of Vinegar which holds the color. Bring the pot to a boil. Turn off and let the colored water completely cool down. Strain the chunks of Beets out. Now you have red dye!
2 Tablespoons of Turmeric in about 2/3 cup hot water and 2 Tablespoons of Vinegar. Let cool. Your yellow dye is ready!
BLUE: FROZEN BLUEBERRIES
1 cup Frozen Blueberries into 4 cups water and 2 Tablespoons of Vinegar. Let sit and allow water to absorb blueberries. When the color is blue enough for you, strain blueberries.
ORANGE: CARROTS AND PAPRIKA
Chop carrots and add to water. Add 2 Tablespoons of Vinegar. Bring to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes. Check on the color. If the color is not orange enough, add a Tablespoon of Paprika. Let water completely cool and strain.
GREEN: Mix the Turmeric water and the Blueberry water
I tried to use Spinach but it did not work out. So, I ended up mixing the yellow water and blue water to make green!
LAVENDER: RED CABBAGE
Chop up a head of red cabbage and put in a pan of water and 2 Tablspoons of salt. Bring to boil. Boil for 20 minutes. Let cool completely. Then strain.
Now all you have to do is gently set the hard boiled egg into the colored water and soak. In the past, I never let my children eat the eggs they find on the hunt because they have been dyed with toxic chemicals. However, this year they can eat all of the eggs that they want, free range Organic eggs dyed from Earth!
To make Kombucha yourself CLICK HERE for a recipe!
- Good Probiotics by the billions
- Help to Re-Alkalize the body
- Helps in the detoxification of the liver
- Increase metabolism
- Improves digestion
- Relieves constipation
- Energy Booster
- Reducing the size kidney stones
- High in antioxidants
- Help clear up candida & yeast infections
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Commercial Bug Repellant is so incredibly toxic with dangerous chemicals such as DEET. As an Earth Mama I want to make sure that my children only have the most natural ingredients on their skin. While living in Costa Rica, I had to figure out how to protect my family from the overwhelming amounts of bugs. During the day I would put on the Bug Repellant Sunscreen which I developed specifically for the hot sun and the abundance of bugs. I found it would protect us for 4 plus hours. However, after a day in the sun, in and out of the ocean and a shower to clean it all off, we needed something for the evenings, to protect us from biting bugs while we were sleeping.
This recipe can be made very simply with your choice of essential oil/s and a ‘carrier’ oil or alcohol. Rub or spray the natural insect repellent onto skin or clothing, using care to avoid the sensitive eye area. You'll need to re-apply after a few hours or when you feel like the bugs are biting. Unused natural insect repellent may be stored in a dark bottle, away from heat or sunlight. If you wish, you may combine the oil with aloe vera gel to change the consistency to more of a spreadable lotion.
*The essential oils that work well against biting insects (mosquitoes, flies, ticks, fleas) are:
*Safe carrier oils include:
- cinnamon oil (mosquitoes)
- neem oil (mosquitoes, fleas, flies, small bugs you can't even see)
- eucalyptus oil (mosquitoes, ticks, and lice)
- citronella oil (mosquitoes and biting flies)
- castor oil (mosquitoes)
- orange oil (fleas)
- rose geranium (ticks and lice)
- peppermint (spiders)
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- coconut oil
- olive oil
- sunflower oil
- witch hazel
- rubbing alcohol
Spring is Here and so are the Bugs and the Sun ! I like to garden in the Spring, but I really don't like dealing with those annoying flies and too much sun. This sunblock I developed myself, is all natural, made with the finest ingredients and is actually beneficial to your skin. I like to call this my miracle sunblock :) The Sunblock has about an SPF 24-30 and is semi waterproof too.Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup almond oil (or combo with another oil)
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup Beeswax (add less if you want it creamier)
- 2 Tablespoons Zinc Oxide
- 2 Tablespoons of Neem Powder
- 2 T Jojoba Oil
- 20 drops of Essential Oil (Optional)
NOTE: avoid using citrus oils, such as bergamot, orange, lemon or lime. They may cause unpleasant skin reactions when exposed to the sun. They also reduce a sunscreen's effectiveness. The Beeswax makes it semi waterproof but it should be reapplied after exposure to water.
1. Put all ingredients except the Zinc Oxide and Neem Powder in a glass jar.
2. Place the glass jar in a pot of water on a stove and bring to a boil.
3. Let the wax melt and the oils heat up.
4. Once the wax has melted, carefully remove from the boiling water
5. Add the Zinc Oxide and Neem Powder and stir, and then pour into storage container and let cool before applying.
Babies and toddlers do not eat much food because their tummies are tiny. That is why it is important to feed them foods that are packed with nutrients. Superfoods are natural foods that are high in nutrients and antioxidants packed with health giving properties. They are easily digestible and keep the body and mind healthy and working great. These 10 superfoods are essential for babies' and toddlers' growing bodies.
Avocados are a great first food for your baby. They are a perfect consistency and they contain an abundance of nutrients including high levels of Omega-3s. You can simply slice open an avocado and feed it straight into your little one's mouth. If you would like a smoother consistency, add a little breast milk or substitute and mash.
Beans are super nutritious. They are very high in antioxidants containing 10 times the amount of antioxidants as oranges. They are high in fiber, which prevents your baby from becoming constipated. They are high in iron, protein and vitamin B. They should be soaked overnight before preparing to decrease cooking time.
Blueberries are super nutritious. They are higher in antioxidants than any other fresh fruit and very beneficial to your baby's brain, urinary and nervous systems as well as their heart and eyes. They are also high in fiber, and vitamins A and C.
Coconuts contain medium chain fatty acids which have significant health benefits and are similar to the ones found in human breast milk. They help boost the immune system, improve digestion, and balance the blood sugar.
5. Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are higher in antioxidants than blueberries and have more calcium than whole milk. They are very high in Omega-3s, magnesium, fiber, iron, potassium, and protein.
6. Dark leafy greens
These leafy greens are rich in antioxidants and high in iron and folate. They are a top superfood because they contain large amounts of vitamins C, and K as well as calcium. Vitamin K and calcium are great bone-builders.
7. Eggs (cage-free/organic)
Eggs are full of high quality nutrients for your baby. They contain choline, a B-vitamin that plays an important role in the development and function of the baby's brain. Eggs are full of protein and Omega-3s as well as vitamin D, folate, the antioxidant lutein and many minerals such as zinc, iron, and selenium, a great immune booster.
Oats are a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber and they are also rich in phytochemicals, vitamin E, zinc, iron, magnesium and selenium. Oats are a good source of protein and a great way to start the morning. Use plain oats and add your own toppings such as nuts, fruit or a drizzle of agave nectar.
Quinoa is a complete protein making it perfect for vegetarian babies, it is high in lysine, an amino acid important for tissue growth and repair. Quinoa has a good amount of fiber and is high in nutrients such as manganese, magnesium and has a very high iron content. Quinoa is a gluten free grain and is an alternative to whole grain rice in many baby food recipes.
10. Sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are among the most nutritious vegetables available. They are rich in phyto-nutrients and high in vitamins A and C. They have a naturally sweet flavor and creamy texture making these vegetables appealing to babies and toddlers.
Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding
(6 + months)
1 cup pumpkin puree
1. Puree everything but the chia seeds in a blender
until smooth, combined and thick. You may still see
a few little bits of the dates, that‛s OK.
2. Pour the mixture into a glass bowl or a mason jar,
stir in the chia seeds. Make sure to stir well to
3. Cover the bowl or put the lid on the jar. Keep in
the refrigerator overnight or for at least 4 hours.
4. Spoon or pour into bowls, top with a sprinkle of
cinnamon and maybe even some fresh whipped
coconut cream, if you wish.
5. Serve cool or room temperature.
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If you have not heard about the herb Neem, it is time! Neem is a powerful popular herb in Ayurvedic medicine. It has an incredible amount of uses from helping with digestive issues to healing skin problems. It can be taken orally or topically. The Neem tree lives up to its name,
'The Tree of Life.'
Here are the 10 best uses for Neem:
1. Immune System Support and Booster ~ Neem has antibacterial, antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is also rich in antioxidants which fight off free radical invaders that can damage cells and lead to illness. Coughing can be reduced by drinking neem water.
2. Skin Healing and Support ~ Neem has anti-inflammatory properties that help calm inflamed or irritated skin. It can help with skin issues such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. Take a bath with Neem Leaves or mix with coconut oil and put on the skin.
3. Anti-inflammatory ~ Neem has anti-inflammatory properties and is used in conditions such as arthritis, muscular pains and inflamed wounds. Heat Neem Oil with Coconut Oil and massage into aching joints.
4. Dental Health ~ Neem can be used in toothpaste or mouthwash to prevent gum disease and cavities. Neem prevents the gums from becoming irritated and inflamed and prevents the accumulation of bacteria in the mouth. The twigs from the tree were used for centuries to brush teeth.
5. Parasites ~ Neem can be used to combat intestinal worms. Drink Neem tea to kill ring worm and scabies.
6. Insect Repellant ~ Neem is a natural insect repellant. It is safe to use on the body to keep pests away. It can also be used in shampoo to get rid of lice. Put oil in hair and let sit overnight. Neem oil can also be added to dog shampoo to kill flees and ticks. Another use it to make a spray to protect your garden from pests.
7. Digestive Issues ~ Neem Supports a healthy GI tract and helps to process foods to prevent digestive issues like diarrhea and constipation.
8. Liver Supporter ~ Neem helps the liver function properly by filtering out toxins so it can work properly. Use of Neem also recommended for treatment of jaundice.
9. Warts, Cold Sores and Herpes ~ A paste of Neem powder can be applied to warts and herpes and other viral issues.
10. Cancer treatment ~ Neem has been known to reduce the size of tumors when Neem is injected around area
There are many more uses for this Wonder Herb. Neem is a fast growing tree which makes purchasing the powder, leaves, seeds or flowers inexpensive if you cannot find a tree growing near by. I personally have used it as an insect repellant for my entire family, (dogs and plants included). I have also used to it relieve skin issues and I use in in my dental health needs.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the 'Tree of Life' and find below some of the products that I have developed using Neem.
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As a TRUE Earth Mama, I don't want my children playing with commercially made playdough. So, I went on a mission to find the best Playdough recipe and then to figure out how to make natural food coloring. I am so excited to share it with you!
Instead of going out and buying commercial Playdough, try making it at home with your children. It is inexpensive. non-toxic and fun to make! Playing with Playdough is also good for expanding a child's imagination and developing fine motor skills. This activity can be hours of entertainment. Making the dough, making the food coloring and hours of playtime plus it is a great way to spend quality time with your child while filling them up with innocent Joy!
Ingredients:Directions:To make natural food coloring CLICK HERE. It is a good idea to make the natural food coloring first and then to use the colored water with the Recipe to make a colored Playdough.
Add ingredients together. To make dough a color use to water from the colored water.
Stir continuously until mixed completely.
Place dough on a floured cutting board and knead. (If it is sticky, keep adding flour).Thank you for joining me on my journey! Please connect with me
With Gratitude, Alex